-12 Volume 15
He soon found Gye Young-il. When he saw Kang Young-hoo, he heard the news of his injury, so he immediately reached out her hand and patted her on the shoulder.
“I’m glad you said you were fatally wounded! Seeing you walking on two legs, it doesn’t appear to be as serious as you think.”
“It’s quite bearable. I have more to report than that.”
Kang Young-hoo reported that Yoo Tae-hoon had turned the Fire Dragon into an undead one. Then Gye Young-il said with great joy.
“If the dragon is on our side, the 3rd line of defense can hold up for quite a while. If that’s the case, won’t Jeong Dae-sik come back before then?”
“I hope so. At least it will appear before the Shield operation is over.”
“That’s a plan to give up Seoul! Jeong Dae-sik must appear before that! Didn’t he get a huge pay for it! What’s the meaning of that price in this chaos…!”
Seeing Young-hoo Kang sleeping silently, Young-il Gye clicked his tongue. He said that as soon as all the Awakened people return, there will be a new raid arrangement, and Kang Young-hoo bowed her head and turned her body.
Then, as I was about to go, I ran into Song Si-min, who had just come to meet Gye Young-il. When he saw Kang Young-hoo, he pretended to know, and Kang Yeong-hoo caught him and asked him because he was an old woman.
“I heard you’ll be the center of Operation Shield.”
“Yeah, that’s what I do.”
“Can you stop the attacks of monsters that are more than 15 stars?”
“It’s something you don’t know until you try it.”
Song Si-min responded calmly and was right.
It was difficult to guess what the power of a 15-star or higher monster would be before fighting.
Moreover, Song Si-min was not the only person involved in Operation Shield. All personnel capable of striking the shield were to be mobilized.
“How about Jeong Dae-sik?”
At present, the exact location of Daesik Jeong has not been disclosed, but Kang Young-hoo knew that he was in Song Si-min’s panic room.
Song Si-min said with a sad expression on his face.
“He’s stuck there. He’s lying there on a sleeping bag.”
“Are you lying down?”
“Um, that expression might not be accurate… I should say he was lying down?
Kang Yeong-hoo recalled that his condition was similar to that immediately after defeating Chernobog.
Perhaps his preparation required such an unconscious time.
But for those who were unaware of this fact, it was a matter of great concern.
If he is not conscious, how can he be aware of the outside situation and wake up to fight?
Even Song Si-min was concerned about that part.
“It’s completely different from the kind of preparation I was thinking of, so I don’t know if he’ll ever be on time.”
Kang Young-hoo responded to what he said.
“Don’t worry. He’ll wake up sooner or later.”
Chapter 71. Fierce Fight
It was a long night like a nightmare.
All the awakened people and refugees gathered in Jongno, and all roads leading to Jongno were closed.
The streets were crowded with people who had entered Jongno. There was an atmosphere of uncertainty, and an uncontrollable fear provoked violence.
In the midst of confusion, Kang Yeong-hoo received a new order. He and the Titans were tasked with helping Choi Hee defending Mt. Bukhan in the escape route.
When Operation Shield began, all Awoken who could attack would open a way to the north and evacuate citizens from Seoul. As Gye Young-il said, it was a plan to abandon Seoul and run away.
The problem was after that. Even if he somehow managed to break through the siege and escape from Seoul, there was no guarantee that there would be no monsters anywhere else.
The plan was to go to Ganghwa Island to isolate the island and build a defensive base, but it was questionable whether it would be safe to stay there as even Seoul could not protect it.
So the plan was practically meaningless. At the latest, Jeong Dae-sik had to appear until Operation Shield was launched.
If he pushed the monster horde out of Seoul and defeated the 5 giants as promised, he would have a chance to reorganize his defense system and counterattack.
However, if even Operation Shield failed and Seoul was abandoned, the sacrifices and losses that would follow would be too great to be able to recover again.
Kang Yeong-hoo hurriedly gathered supplies and prepared to move to Mt. Bukhan.
Choi Hee was blocking them all by herself, so I could see the weather there changing rapidly.
A 15-star or higher monster, which the headquarters named Nemesis, was standing in the north as well, so the horse would open a way, and if they had to fight, they would throw their lives away like a scorpion.
There was no way for them to defeat Nemesis, and they had no choice but to hope that ordinary citizens could safely evacuate while they fend off them with their bodies.
Kang Young-hoo, who had finished preparing to move, somehow thought that he should go and see Jeong Dae-sik before he left.
So, after starting the Titan raid first, he found the panic room that he had asked Song Si-min earlier.
The panic room, located in an inconspicuous place, was made of containers.
It looked okay on the outside except for the fact that it was emitting a faint light, but the inside of the window that was supposed to be visible inside was dark as if it were covered with a blackout curtain. So, it was impossible to tell whether Jeong Dae-sik was really lying on the sleeping bag or not.
Kang Yeong-hoo, who was standing by the panic room, suddenly remembered the saying that Jeong Dae-sik’s servant was guarding him.
Just in case, he raised his voice and called the Servant.
Unexpectedly, the answer came immediately. After Kang Young-hoo hesitated a bit in surprise, he opened her mouth.
“How is Jeong Dae-sik?”
Kang Yeong-hoo, who was perplexed for a moment, thought deeply and asked again.
“When can he come back?”
“You don’t know? Wasn’t he back in a few hours?”
Kang Young-hoo was very surprised.
“Then, wouldn’t that mean it could take a few more days or months?”
Kang Young-hoo felt his eyes darken and staggered for a moment.
It was not known whether it was because of the aftereffects of recovery or a psychological shock.
But what is certain is that now is not the time to worry about Seoul.
Kang Young-hoo thought that, no matter how late, Jeong Dae-sik would return until the whole of Seoul was taken over by monsters. But how many days or months?
If Jeong Dae-sik returned in a few months, there could be no human shadow on the Korean Peninsula.
If Korea, where the most powerful Awakeners are holding on, ends, it means that other countries will as well.
In other words, Jeong Dae-sik could have returned to the destroyed world.
Kang Yeong-hoo didn’t know how to handle this. You could interpret the words of entropy in a positive way, but it never happened.
The cost of delaying Jeong Dae-sik’s return was too great.
Had I known this would be the case, I would not have just sent Jeong Dae-sik away.
If he had been there, he would have been able to somehow reach Ganghwa Island, even if he couldn’t defeat the 5 great giants and defend Seoul.
After building a new defensive line there, I should have started preparing for it when I thought I had enough time.
But, thinking that Seoul should not be taken away, he did not look back and forth.
Kang Young-hoo asked again to regain his composure.
“I’m sure it doesn’t really take that long, right? At the earliest… I’ll probably be able to come back within a few hours.”
Fortunately, entropy gave a positive answer.
“Yeah, then I can’t help but hope you come back soon.”
Kang Young-hoo staggered back and left the panic room. Then he got on the jeep of another raid heading towards Bukhansan and headed to Choi Hee.
Whoo oh oh-
Choi Hee was looking down the hillside where the cold wind blew.
Bukhansan, which boasted a superb view, had reached a point where it was impossible to find it.
The back of Bukhansan Mountain, which sat facing Seoul, was dug up, crumbled, and crumbled into a mess.
It was a sight as if dozens of bombs had been dropped on the spot where a huge tank had passed.
It was as if a huge rake had scraped the mountain.
My heart was confused when I saw that the perfect mountain was destroyed in such a way even during the 1st Monster Break.
Choi Hee turned away from the darkened hillside and immediately looked at the troops filling up along the ridge of Bukhansan.
I could see the headlights of the jeeps coming up the mountain on the road one after another, and I could see Young-hoo Kang climbing up the rocks.
“That’s poor stamina.”
When Choi Hee saw him panting, Kang Yeong-hoo stole his forehead with the back of his hand as if he was about to die.
“I must have neglected my exercise these days.”
In fact, Kang Young-hoo was a very strict person in self-management. He jogged 5km every morning, except when he was out hunting, and did strength training for nearly two hours at the gym.
His whole body was covered with a large amount of muscle and an appropriate amount of fat, and he was overflowing with vitality. It was said that there was no reason to be tired from riding this mountain.
However, seeing his pale complexion, he must have been injured while defending the first and second lines of defense. It was because he moved in a state where his condition had not fully recovered.
He knew that fact clearly, but he didn’t want to show any signs of worry, so he said bluntly.
“Isn’t Jeong Dae-sik still ready?”
“He said he didn’t know how long it would take.”
“What? Now isn’t the time to talk like that? Look over there.”
Kang Yeong-hoo looked at the other side of the city that was engulfed in darkness.
The MFP was emitting a blue light in a place where the Han River was likely.
From the top of the mountain, it looked like a band of blazing blue stretching along the horizon. That meant that the monsters began to move.
“They’ve started their offensive. They’d be relieved when the first line of defense was breached, but the MFP is just a decoration. It may serve to drive out miscellaneous mobs, but it’s no help in such an extreme situation. It’s only a matter of time before they cross the Han River and land. hey.”
“Since Yoo Tae-hoon created an undead dragon, it will buy you some time.”
“Even so, I won’t be able to hold on for long. It’s a rush hour. It’s not the time to procrastinate about getting ready. But what the hell is this kid Jeong Dae-sik doing?”
When Choi Hee beat her chest in frustration, Kang Young Hoo said.
“Before I came, I went to the panic room where Dae-sik Jeong was, and his servant, entropy, said strange things.”
“Is that a strange word?”
“You said you were reconstructing your body and mind. So it took a long time… Upgrade or something…”
“That’s a very odd thing to say.”
“There’s something strange about that Servant.”
“If it’s strange, everything about Dae-Sik Jeong is strange. He’s an all-in-one like never before, and he’s an unprecedentedly strong man. It feels like he was created just for something like this to happen.”
“Does that mean that he is beyond human?”
Choi Hee suddenly laughed at Kang Young-hoo’s question.
“If you really transcended humans, you wouldn’t have asked for something like money as a reward.”
Kang Yeong-hoo laughed at the same time.
“I can’t understand why he’s risking his life so much for money.
Choi Hee did not understand Jeong Dae-sik’s desire for money.